It is not hard to open a file for editing as root in the GUI. For this explanation I will show how to edit the file /etc/lilo.conf.
Open a terminal window and su to root. Enter the following:
Your lilo configuration file will open in kwrite. You will be able to make changes to it and save the changes. To edit any other file replace '/etc/lilo.conf' with the name (including path to file) of the file you want to edit.
Or if you want to use the CLI, install the mc package then as root enter 'mc' at the command prompt. Midnight Commander will start. Navigate to the file you want to edit and press the F4 key. The file under the highlight will be opened in a text editor. You can save your changes with the F2 key and exit the editor with the F10 key. When you are done with Midnight Commander, you can exit it with the F10 key.
Last edited by ernie; 02-15-2007 at 02:44 PM.